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5-8 March 2024
Brisbane, Australia

with Jem Bendell and Katie Carr

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Develop Strategic Leadership for an Uncertain Future

Climate disruption and societal unraveling drive an urgent need for leaders who are capable of guiding with insight, care and moral imagination. In this unique in-person course, you will cultivate the inner resources and practical skills to lead with courage and compassion through the uncertainty ahead. Jem and Katie are unlikely to teach this course in Australia again, so take this opportunity to dive deep into a journey of counter-cultural leadership, unlearning harmful conditioning, and strategic communication for transformational change.


Through a journey of interactive learning, you will:

  • Awaken your intuition and access multiple intelligences beyond the intellectual

  • Deepen your self-awareness to lead from radical freedom and integrity

  • Learn to navigate complexity and turbulence with emotional resilience

  • Develop strategic communication tools to inspire change in a non-violent way

  • Learn to build authentic relationships through active listening and deep relating 

  • Join a supportive community of peers for ongoing support, inspiration and solidarity.


Do you feel called to lead with courage and compassion in the face of climate disruption? Join this groundbreaking course to develop strategic leadership and communication capabilities for an uncertain future.

Meet your facilitators

“This course has completely opened my eyes to the leadership structures around me, and the way I have spent my life responding to them. It has also helped me better understand how we have managed to exploit the earth's resources and people to build those structures. I just wish this was compulsory learning for everyone who sees themselves as a leader”
"This course has a profound influence on my life and the way I'm looking at myself, my actions, my use of language and the way I'm developing the projects I facilitate."
"The mix of gentle, reflective and meditative practices, joyful play, hard academia and questioning debate and conversation allowed me to engage with each element in a different way, and preventing me from becoming weary mentally or emotionally from too much of one thing."
"A course that challenges existing narratives about what it is to lead and encourages us to unlearn convention wisdom that might be unhelpful (even harmful) in the uncertain times to come"
“It has helped me further develop my skills and emotional awareness of the response I want to make as a contribution to climate action in the future.”

What are people saying?

Field Sunset



This 4 day course is interdisciplinary and experiential. It artfully combines social theory with relational practice and embodied learning, aiming to create an opportunity for you to examine the nature of leadership for social change.

There will be whole group seminars with individual reflection, small group discussions, and pair work. You'll collaborate and reflect with an intimate cohort of peers throughout the week.

There will also be ~10 hours of pre-course self-led activity, with videos, reading, and writing activities beginning 30 days before commencement. Full participation is expected for all components.


5th - 8th March 2024. 9am - 6pm each day.


Griffith University, South Bank Campus, Brisbane.

Please do not book accommodation (or ensure you can receive a refund on it) until you receive formal notification that the course will be going ahead (this will be confirmed when a minimum of 10 people have signed up, or by 20th January latest.)


How can I apply?


$1280 AUD

Includes tuition, lunch each day, and one evening meal.


This is the first time this renowned course has happened in Australia, and we expect it to fill, so apply early to guarantee your place.

You will be notified of your place within 2 weeks of submitting your application, and you'll receive confirmation once the course fee has been paid.

Unsure whether this course is for you? You can see a video of Jem Bendell explaining his approach to the global situation here and see an interview by Katie Carr here.  Listen to past participants share their experiences in this video.

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